Bradford, The Alhambra And New Memorial c.1950
Memories of Bradford, The Alhambra and New Memorial c1950
I went to the Alassio with a friend from school. We lied to our parents and said we were at the Christian Debating Society at Hanson Girls Grammar. I can remember the smell and the sound of the coffee machine. The cups were an orange coloured glass. We met two, much older boys/men there. It was all terribly exciting and risque and very sophisticated. I just loved listening to Helen Shapiro singing 'Walking Back to Happiness. !
I went to see Helen Shapiro who topped the bill with the Beatles as an accompanying act. I sat on the front row and hadn't heard of the Beatles then. Wish I'd got their autographs!!
I remember all this so well. The coffee bar was the Alassio first frothy coffee, first coca cola and dancing at the Gaumont seeing The Beatles, Helen Shapiro and so many others... great days!
I remember standing here in the cold with my dad & mum on remembrance days when I was very young. Opposite the Gaumont/Victoria Cinema there used to be a row of shops, one of these used to be a coffee bar where my aunty used to take me in the 50's; we used to meet up with her boyfriend and his friends, I think there was a club also in that block. At the other side of that shopping block was a wonderful TOY shop where I got my first doll with HAIR !! and moving eyes. Then in the early 60's I remember queuing up to see the Beatles at the Gaumont.. wonderful days..
Memories of Bradford
Saturday mornings at The Roxy, Barkerend Road, Bradford were a magical event in the lives of 8 year olds plus in the 1950's. The film breaking down which it did every week to the sounds of a hundred kids stamping and yelling and booing. It's a wonder the cameran didn't go to an early grave through sheer "stress".....which was ...Read full memory
Ohh...if there was ever a place to find peace ...it was/is Chellow Dene. I was born at St. Lukes hospital in 1967. We lived on Manningham Drive until I was about five ...then moved to the new Dale Croft Estate on Sandy Lane and our house backed on to the quarry view. I had a west Highland Terrier called Tina and we spent so many ...Read full memory
I remember walking our dogs Bradley and Monty here. It was always beautiful. We now live in Australia and Brad came with us. He passed away peacefully in 2011. Monty stayed at home and also had a long life. Bitter sweet memories
One of Bradford’s famous literary sons was the author and playwright J B Priestley, who was born in Mannheim Road, Bradford, on 13 September 1894. J B Priestley provided Britain with a rather strange morale-boosting symbol during the Second World War – a meat and potato pie. The pie which ...Read full memory